Milan Huard has plans for August. The avid deer hunter from Duluth is going to build a wooden bow at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, courtesy of Northern Wilds. Huard won $500 in North House class credits as the first place prize in our 2012 Northern Wilds Adventure Awards contest. When contacted by phone, he was surprised, as in “I never win anything,” and very happy. He said he’d entered the contest shortly after visiting the North House last summer and learning about the bow-building class.
Lori Young of Duluth is going on an adventure. She won our second place prize, a half-day winter or summer adventure from Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply in Grand Marais, which means she can try just about any outdoor activity from dog sledding to sea kayaking.
Taking our third place prize was Mary Brett of Eveleth, who will spend her $50 gift certificate at the outdoor store of her choice.
Our other winners were picked by you. Adventure Awards entries listed your favorite places in the Northern Wilds. The top choices are shown here.
||Superior Hiking Trail
||High Falls/Pigeon River
|Rock Picking Spot
|Fall Color Drive
||Grand Marais Fisherman's Picnic
||Grand Portage Rendezvous Days
||Ely Blueberry Festival
||"I'll Never Tell"
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the 2012 Adventure Awards. We plan to have another reader participation event this summer. But for now, pour a cup of coffee and sit down to enjoy this issue of Northern Wilds. You won’t have to leave your favorite armchair to find plenty of adventures.
—Shawn Perich & Amber Pratt